‘department news’ Category


Events, publications, curricular changes, etc.


MCS Department Seminar 4/21 – Danté Tawfeeq

This Wednesday, April 21st, at 2:30pm, we are excited to welcome Danté A. Tawfeeq from John Jay College of Criminal Justice to give a virtual seminar talk titled “The Footprint of Innumeracy and Mathematics Illiteracy in Public School Education” (abstract included below). For the Zoom link, email Melissa Lynn at mklynn@gustavus.edu. The Footprint of Innumeracy […]

“A Sense of Wonder and Beauty” – Seminar on 4/7 at 3:30pm

On Wednesday, 4/7, at 3:30 pm, our supreme chair-being, Dr. Mike Hvidsten, will be giving the MCS Department Seminar talk. Please join us to hear some of Mike’s words of wisdom! Zoom Link: Click Here Seminar Title: A Sense of Wonder and Beauty Seminar Abstract: A good summary of my life would be the title […]

MCS Faculty Book Published

  Tom LoFaro and Jeff Ford have completed their textbook Discovering Dynamical Systems Through Experiment and Inquiry.  The book is published by CRC Press and is available through most on-line booksellers. The book provides an introduction to discrete dynamical systems using Inquiry-based Learning or IBL for short.  As the title of the book suggests, students are led […]

MCS Department Seminar 3/10 – Ami Radunskaya

On Wednesday, March 10th, at 2:30pm, we are excited to welcome Dr. Ami Radunskaya from Pomona College to give a virtual seminar talk about how her love of music has influenced her work in mathematics. The title and abstract are included below, and the Zoom information can be obtained by emailing mklynn@gustavus.edu. We are extra […]

MCS Department Seminar 2/10 – Pamela Harris

On Wednesday, February 10th, at 1:30pm, we are excited to welcome Dr. Pamela Harris from Williams College to give a virtual seminar talk about the mathematics of juggling! We are extra excited to welcome Dr. Harris, as she is one of the mathematicians featured in the book “Power of Numbers” by Talithia Williams, which is […]

MCS Faculty Member Featured on the Learning for Life @ Gustavus Podcast

Dr. Melissa Lynn of the Gustavus Mathematics Computer Science and Statistics Department was featured on the December 15 episode of the Learning for Life @ Gustavus podcast.  Listen to what she had to say by clicking here.

MCS Major Crowned 2020 St. Lucia

The MCS department would like to recognize Mathematics and Computer Science Major Abbie Doran for being crowned St Lucia.  Congratulations Abbie!  Your title is well deserved. You can view a recording of the ceremony and learn more about Abbie and the rest of the candidates here

MCS Department Seminar 12/2 – William Felder

On Wednesday, December 2nd, at 3:30pm, we are excited to welcome Dr. William Felder (of the Gustavus MCS department!) to give a (virtual) seminar talk about an approach to modeling biological populations, and how climate change can be incorporated into these models. Zoom info has been sent through email. If you did not receive this […]

Laura Hildreth to Give MCS Dept. Seminar on 11/11

On Wednesday, November 11th, the new joint faculty member in E/M and MCS, Dr. Laura Hildreth, will be giving a seminar talking about a number of projects she has worked on that involve using statistics to solve real world problems. Join us via Zoom at 3:30 pm for this interesting discussion of applied statistics! Seminar […]

MCS Grad School Panel Wednesday (10/28) at 3:30pm

Are you considering applying to graduate school in math, computer science, and/or statistics?On Wednesday, October 28th, at 3:30pm, the MCS Department is hosting a zoom panel discussion on Graduate School in Math, Computer Science, and Statistics. The panelists will be current and former graduate students in these fields, including GAC graduates. This panel will cover […]